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Tips For Helping With Your Child's Bad Behavior Problems

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 Jared Wadel (January 13, 2009)  With your child's bad behavior Watch out for mood swings and tantrums when your child is tired and hungry, and change your daily schedule to avoid these peaks. A solid, realistic daily routine will help them (and you!) get adequate rest and enable them to physically face the day. Many parents think that physical punishment, such as spanking, sometimes becomes unavoidable and a must to .. (Parenting)

Parents - Discipline With Love

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 Pam Golden (January 13, 2009)  Imagine you are having a relaxing, fun lunch with a friend and you overhear a mother in the next booth say, “My son was so naughty, I had to discipline him. " What pops into your head? Wouldn't you immediately think that mom gave her child a time-out, sent him to his room, spanked him, took away some sort of privilege, or punished him in some way? Why would a parent would take .. (Parenting)

Parents and Homework - Your Attitude is a Key to Success

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 Judy Armes (January 13, 2009)  In this economy, it might not be so easy to rely upon what a founder of an auto company said. But, way back when, Henry Ford had the right idea: “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. " More than ever, we need to instill in our children the .. (Parenting)

Baby's First Adventure Home From the Hospital

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 David Cummings (January 13, 2009)  Bringing baby home from the hospital is one of the big events in life. Whether your baby comes home right away, arrives later, or comes through an adoption, the first homecoming of the little one is a major event that you have probably imagined and looked forward to for a long time. It may or may not turn out to be what you expected, so you need to be prepared for some of the situations . (Parenting)

City Nannies Finder - Save Money on Nanny Agencies!

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 Gill Lavi (January 12, 2009)  Online solutions such as City Nannies Finder provide parents with the ability to locate, screen, and choose the best childcare provider for their family. There are many advantages to using this type of service when compared to conventional nanny placement agencies. If you wish to further explore the possibility of using this type of service, read on. The concept Professional services .. (Parenting)

English Nannies Locator - Finding a Trustworthy Nanny!

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 Gill Lavi (January 12, 2009)  Is it really that simple to find a local family childcare provider? While there are lots of ways to find a childcare provider for your children, you'll find this service the fastest and easiest. Looking for tips on how to efficiently use online nanny placement? Read below. Online locator: The basic concept English Nannies Locator automatically searches for nannies based on a specific .. (Parenting)

Books Make Great Personalized Children's Gifts

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 Chris Ball (January 12, 2009)  With all the high tech toys available in the market, children can easily forget about one of the most educational resources available to them: books. There are so many video game consoles and other modern toys out there that even parents neglect to get their children some books. The truth of the matter is, books offer just as much fun as any other toy. You could even get customized .. (Parenting)

Conducting Parent Teacher Conferences - What is the Best Way to Handle a Parent Teacher Conference?

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 Sandi Etheredge (January 12, 2009)  Maintaining contact with your child's teacher and school is very important to the experience your child will have in school and helps to insure that your child will be successful in school. Parent teacher conferences are a good way to find out how your child is doing in school and help those who are working with your child become aware of any issues they may need to know. Sometimes we .. (Parenting)

Should Couples Consider Surrogacy?

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 Elisa Cruz (January 12, 2009)  When a couple finds out that they are unable to conceive a child together naturally, that can be a considerable blow. There is an equal chance of both the male and the female having a reproductive issue that hinders this process. But, medical technology has advanced to such a point that couples who never thought they would be able to have their own biological child might now have the .. (Parenting)

Give new meaning to family with nannies

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 Pumnul Aaron (January 07, 2009)  The hectic working schedules of the family members have made life intricate for al of us, whether youngsters, teenagers, elders or small kids. Such hectic schedules have disrupted the normal family life and have brought gaps between the family members. To make the case worse, the small children are the ones who have become greatly affected victims of this era of globalization and .. (Parenting)

How to get nannies canada job in a hassle free manner?

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 Pumnul Aaron (December 30, 2008)  Canada is well famed for its high living standard and so it is the popular choice for nannies that are looking for a job abroad so as to get sound experience in a world class atmosphere. Canada is having a multiethnic and diverse population and so ladies from any cast and creed regardless of if they are black or white can apply for a nanny job in Canada. Nanny jobs in Canada are the .. (Parenting)

Value-Driven Decisions and Your Child

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 Len Stauffenger (December 15, 2008)  When your children spend time with your ex do they come home different kids? Does it make you wonder what happens when they are away? How can their behavior change so drastically when they aren't with you? For the sake of your kids, you need to find out why their change in behavior is so drastic. Is he not getting any discipline when he's away from you? Is he neglected and left to his .. (Parenting)

Surviving the Winter Blues - A Family Prescription

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 Sheila Gregoire (December 15, 2008)  By the middle of winter most of us desperately need a trip south. It's dark. It's cold. Christmas is gone, and summer is still far off. Life looks bleak. And at the same time as we're ready to throw in the towel, others are chucking stuff right back at us. The kids need their science fair projects done. The car needs an oil change. It's time for Johnny's orthodontist appointment. Can .. (Parenting)

Idle, Non-Backed Up Threats Do More Harm Than Good

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 Len Stauffenger (December 15, 2008)  Have you ever heard yourself saying this to your kids “If you two don't quit fighting now, I'm going to have to. . . . . " It's my sincere wish that you do NOT have this habit set up between you and your children. Because if you do, it's stirring up a lot of unnecessary emotion and you'll need to break that bad habit. You'll have to put a new habit in it's place of meaning what .. (Parenting)

How Can You Discipline Your Child Gently?

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 P. Banas (December 14, 2008)  As children grow and explore newer activities, it becomes necessary to exercise at least some level of authority over them. Parents need to teach their toddlers to accept authority when it is communicated to them. The trick to disciplining your toddler is to be firm, yet gentle. Remember, you are doing it for your toddler's good. Here are some tips to help you discipline your toddler .. (Parenting)

Tips For Finding a Mommy's Helper For Work at Home Moms

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 Chris Simpson (December 14, 2008)  Are you a mother? Do you work from home? If so, there's no doubt that at some time or another you've felt overwhelmed by the amount of work you have in addition to your household chores and mommy duties. Throw in the distractions from the kids that keep you from completing your work and there are days, let's face it, that can be nightmares. Then you have those days when your work .. (Parenting)

Finding Overnight Babysitters

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 Beth Howland (December 14, 2008)  One of the hardest things for some parents is finding overnight babysitters. Sure, there are places to take your kids during the day or sitters available in the evenings, but what if you need someone to watch the kids overnight? Many people rely on relatives, but this is not an option if you have limited family around or need this type of childcare on a regular basis. So where do you .. (Parenting)

Should You Let Your Kids Stay at Someone's Home If You Don't Know the Parents? - Kid Safety Tips

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 Dee Cohen (December 14, 2008)  Your child is very excited because a new friend from school invites him to sleep over on the weekend. He is annoyed when you start to ask him question such as what does his dad do for a living. You don't want to have excessive worries, but you do want to be sure your child is safe. First of all, you can call over to the parents and introduce yourself while at the same time thanking .. (Parenting)

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

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 Ali Bierman (December 14, 2008)  When I was growing up, The Art Linkletter Show had this priceless segment where he interviewed kids. Oh my goodness, out of the mouths of babes. Kids tell it like it is. They tell us how they see it. They don't just say the darnedest things. They also make some absolutely brilliant statements. You can learn so much listening, I mean really listening, not just hearing your kid's voice .. (Parenting)

Parenting and Nuclear Families

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 Ali Bierman (December 14, 2008)  Once upon a time, families included grandparents and aunts and uncles-you know, extended families. The concept of the nuclear family of mom, dad and the kids is relatively new. With this modernization of the family picture came loss-of companionship, of know-how from people who had already raised kids, of a listening ear and smiling face, of someone to hug a young parent when the work .. (Parenting)

Parenting - Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

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 Ali Bierman (December 14, 2008)  Being a mom is an awesome responsibility. Being a stay-at-home mom is the toughest job of all. . . and the most rewarding, too. When you are a mom your job is 24/7/365 for ever and ever. Kids never outgrow the need to be cuddled or to feel special. When your kids are small, you are on call all the time. You don't get to step outside for a coffee break or get time to transition from .. (Parenting)

Parenting - Love Your Child

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 Ali Bierman (December 14, 2008)  Being a parent is like guessing what is behind door number two. You get what you get and you make the most of it by loving and caring and taking care of your precious bundle. Remember, you created this child and brought him into the world. He completely depends on you for safety, food, warmth and, mostly, for love. Your child deserves all that care simply because he exists. He does .. (Parenting)

Prepare For the Best - Building Optimism in Your Children

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 Sheila Gregoire (December 12, 2008)  Pessimism and optimism are character traits that our children are born with. But that doesn't mean that we have to accept them! Steering our children towards optimism helps them embrace life better. Last summer, for instance, my family took a trip to an orphanage in Kenya. Before leaving, we were all required to get several shots. Being a parent who believes in full disclosure, I told .. (Parenting)

Communicating With Young Children

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 Kevin Emery (December 11, 2008)  Adults often become frustrated when communicating with young children. Parents and teachers often ask me, “Are we really communicating? Do they understand me? Do I truly understand them?" Children, especially young children, are still learning to use words. Their communication skills are relatively new. Language may be the last piece added as a child solves the puzzle of .. (Parenting)

How to Get Your Child to Behave Better

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 Kim Patrick (December 11, 2008)  Child behavior management can be a daunting task at the best of times. How do I get my child to behave you say? Well, it can be an ongoing battle to get your child behaving sometimes. The best tip I can give to parents is to let their child know what the expectations are in advance. If you are going shopping with a child perhaps you should say to them, “When we are at the shops, .. (Parenting)

Common Sense Parenting - Respect

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 Wendy Greif (December 11, 2008)  Respect has many different definitions in the dictionary. The one I'm going to use is from Webster's New World Dictionary and it says: to show consideration for. When I was younger, I always remember my parents telling me to respect my elders. Well, now I'm an elder (by definition only) and I don't always see children showing respect to their elders. Children are very impressionable. .. (Parenting)

Help For Parents Suffering From Empty Nest Syndrome

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 Helene Rothschild (December 11, 2008)  Do you have children who left, or will soon leave home to venture out into the world on their own? Congratulations! You have done your job well of preparing them for life as independent adults. However, if you feel lonely, and/or suffering from illness, or pain that won't go away no matter what you do, you may need help dealing with the Empty Nest Syndrome. For example, Paul and his .. (Parenting)

Parenting - 5 Things You Can Do This Christmas to Keep Your Sanity

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 Linda Hancock (December 11, 2008)  Christmas can be a busy and stressful time for individuals. Children become extremely excited as their expectations increase and their parents often become more and more tired as the demands of the season increase. There are five specific things you can do to enjoy this Christmas even more than you might have in the past: 1. Get enough sleep - I tell my clients that I am just like a .. (Parenting)

Kids Can Exercise With Sports Toys

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 Victor Epand (October 22, 2008)  Years ago, children used to get more exercise. There we no computers or video games to keep them inside of the house. The neighborhood kids would get together and play tag, touch football, and jump-rope all of the time. At this day and age, children do not go outside as much as they used to. Many of them would rather watch television, play a video game, or use the computer. In order to . (Parenting)

What is Another Name For Bedwetting?

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 Shannon L. Miller (October 22, 2008)  As you probably guessed, there is another name for bedwetting. In this brief article, I'm going to discuss this problem, some simple solutions to it, and also reveal the medical term for this condition. Bedwetting is a fairly common problem that should not be taken lightly. It can cause stress on a child and lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem. While some parents simply chalk .. (Parenting)

Playing House With Your Kids

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 Victor Epand (October 21, 2008)  Almost everyone can remember playing house when they were young. Different children played house in different ways, but the general idea was the same. There was a family, and a kitchen. Little kitchen sets are perfect for playing the game, and helping children learn about taking care of a family. When kids play house they can act out different times in a family's life. For example, .. (Parenting)

Toy Gun Safety For Children

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 Victor Epand (October 21, 2008)  "Bang, bang!" Children love to play cops and robbers, or be a cowboy hero using their toy guns. Some people believe that allowing children to play with toy guns is just harmless fun, while others think that it is a terrible idea. There are valid points on either side, but regardless of the controversy, manufactures still make toy guns and parents still buy them for their kids. One .. (Parenting)

3 Health Tips For Your Kids

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 Sue Baker (October 21, 2008)  The health of children is a major issue in the US and UK not only for each individual family but also for the governments. More and more children are falling prey to bad eating habits and are suffering from childhood obesity. What can be done to ensure that they don't end up developing a huge potbelly and protect their health? Here are 3 health tips for your kids to help them avoid .. (Parenting)

Getting More Cooperation From Kids

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 Michael Grose (October 21, 2008)  Obedience! Remember that term. 'Obey your elders’ was something many of us as kids were constantly reminded about. The concept of obedience belongs to a bygone era when kids were seen and not heard and respect was hierarchical ('respect you elders') rather than mutual ('we respect each other'). Obedience has been replaced by the concept of ‘cooperation', which takes more .. (Parenting)

Child Friendly Vaccination Schedule That May Decrease Your Child's Chances of Autism

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 JoAnn Collins (October 21, 2008)  Are you the parent of an infant that is concerned about the possible relationship between vaccines and autism? Do you have an older child with autism, but are now concerned about vaccines and how they may affect a younger child? A recent study by the Florida Institute of Technology showed that nearly one in four people believe that vaccines may cause autism. This article will discuss a .. (Parenting)

10 Parenting Tips From a Toddler

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 Colleen Langenfeld (October 21, 2008)  Toddlers are FUN! They are also a lot of work. In order to maximize the fun times with these little guys, it really helps to stick with some tried-and-true strategies. If your little guy or gal could speak, these might be their 10 parenting tips for their weary parents: 1. The fun in parenting me is just beginning. Mom and Dad, I'm just getting started. I don't know what I'm doing yet, . (Parenting)

The Benefits of Non-Electronic Toys

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 Aldric Chang (October 21, 2008)  Walking through the toy department of your favorite store can give you sensory overload. There are bright colors, all sorts of shapes and textures and lots of toys that light up and make noise. If you have a child or children with you, they might find every toy that makes noise and turn them all on at the same time. Scenes like that might make you long for the days when toys were .. (Parenting)

Child Safety With Trampolines

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 Aldric Chang (October 21, 2008)  Watch out!  If your child sees a trampoline they will most likely head straight for it and beg to give it a try.   Children love the idea of bouncing up and down because it is so much fun.   They may also think that it's as close to flying that they'll ever get.   Moms, on the other hand, are worried about trampoline safety. It may be surprising to know that jumping on a trampoline . (Parenting)

Use Dolls to Train Older Siblings

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  Are you expecting your second child? The pregnancy is time during which you will be making arrangements to accommodate yet another little life in the home. You will prepare a nursery, and perhaps move your older child into a new space. To make this transition easier on everyone, it is important to let the older child know what to expect. You can use a doll to demonstrate all of the ways . (Parenting)

Playing Board Games As a Family

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  Special family nights when the family spends time together seems like a thing of the past. Enjoying regular time with your family is important, and these days it takes a greater effort to make sure that you are building memories together as a group. Board games are a great way to have some family fun on a regular basis. Most board games will require each player to have a small plastic .. (Parenting)

Kids and Their Old Toys

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  Every year parents spend hundreds of dollars on toys for their children. They buy the toys that they know their children will love and be excited about. But the excitement usually doesn't last for long. After a few weeks or maybe even a few days, the child has lost interest in the toy and you find it abandoned in the corner or under the bed, and your child is looking for their next new .. (Parenting)

Is Your New Baby's Wireless Intercom System Setting Risking Your Safety and Privacy?

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 Maria Sandella (October 20, 2008)  All new parents are concerned with their child's safety. One of the first things bought is a baby monitor to listen in on the baby as the parents move around the house. However, there is a hidden danger. Most people become so accustomed over the months that they will even hold very private conversations about bank account numbers, passwords and other sensitive information as they sit .. (Parenting)

Tips on Stuffed Animal Care

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  How many stuffed animals do your children have? Whether they have one or twenty, they have to be taken care of. Keeping them clean can be a challenge, especially if your kids are always playing with them. That is why it is essential to make a conscious effort to make sure that the stuffed animals your children use are safe and clean. Some stuffed animals can be machine washed. Check .. (Parenting)

Should Boys Play With Dolls?

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  Traditionally speaking, playing with dolls has been considered a girl's pastime. From the 1940s to the 1960s, when dolls were quickly gaining popularity, it was the female children who could be found role-playing in the shoes of their mother or grandmother. Today, more and more people are starting to embrace the concept of boys playing with dolls. The debate of boys and dolls is a .. (Parenting)

Having Children Help With Laundry

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 Audrey Okaneko (October 20, 2008)  Laundry is one of those chores that you'll be doing all throughout your life. You produce laundry as an infant and you continue to produce laundry all through your adult life. I believe every adult, whether male or female, should know how to do laundry. Even young children can help with laundry. Start with putting laundry baskets or laundry hampers in everyone's rooms. Each person is .. (Parenting)

Mothering Without Nagging

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 Colleen Langenfeld (October 20, 2008)  Can it be done? Is it really possible for mothering to exist without nagging? After parenting for over 27 years, my answer to this question is: (drum roll please) It depends who you ask. My children will tell you they've certainly experienced nagging in our home. And they're right. However, I can tell you that you can absolutely change the amount of nagging in your home. And in some .. (Parenting)

How to Choose a Safe Toy

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 Victor Epand (October 20, 2008)  The amount of toys available on the market has skyrocketed. Children are now faced with shelves upon shelves of toys, figures, dolls, games, and electronics, making it difficult for parents, relatives, and friends to choose an appropriate gift. Presenting even more of a concern are safety issues. With so many choices, how does an unsuspecting shopper find a suitable toy? Toys should .. (Parenting)

Teaching Phonics to Children

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 Judy Turner (October 20, 2008)  Phonics is the relationship between written letters and spoken sounds. Many programs for teaching phonics to help young children learn to read, even though they may include some whole or sight words in the teaching material as well. The number one step in teaching phonics to a child is to make sure that you are moving at a pace that your child can keep up with. He or she will need to .. (Parenting)

Parenting the Teenager

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 Candis Reade (October 20, 2008)  Parenting the teenager is not an easy task for most parents. It takes a lot of patience, determination and creativity. There may no magic spell to change how teens act, but you can change them through learning several approaches on how to deal with kids. When applied, you will be surprised at how good the results will be. There are instances that you find yourself begging for something . (Parenting)

Using Babysitting Services Online 101

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 Jane Worthington (October 19, 2008)  Our children are the most important people in the world to us. We, as parents, will do everything we can to keep them safe and out of harm's way. As a result, we are overprotective sometimes, especially with our firstborn. Mothers are very reluctant to let their children out of their sight for more than five minutes. These instincts were necessary early on in our evolution process but .. (Parenting)




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